Special assessments upon the property deemed to be benefited by the public improvement shall be by any one of the following methods.
   (A)   By a percentage of the assessed taxable value of the property assessed.
   (B)   In proportion to the benefits which may result from the improvement.
   (C)   By the foot frontage of the property bounding or abutting upon the improvement. When a majority of the recorded owners of the frontage of lands liable to be assessed for any special local improvement shall petition the City Commission for any improvement, the Commission may order the improvement to be made. In other cases, public improvement shall be made at the discretion of the City Commission.
   (D)   Upon an area or square foot basis as to all property specially benefited.
(Special Acts, Ch. 57-1754, § 191; Ch. 59-1763, § 14) ('58 Code, § 45.138)